Weaviate development setup

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This page contains how to set up your local environment for development on Weaviate.


  1. Go
  2. Docker
  3. Docker compose

In order to run local dev env issue:

for Elastic search based:

tools/dev/restart_dev_environment.sh && ./tools/dev/run_dev_server.sh

for Standalone:

tools/dev/restart_dev_environment.sh --customdb && tools/dev/run_dev_server.sh local-customdb

To make query search use this link for console: https://console.semi.technology/.

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